Collaborative Fellowships in the History of Knowledge

The Indepe­­­ndent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) wish to support pairs of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds to conduct collaborative research.

Application Deadline: 6pm CET, 4th February 2022

First Book Grant

Providing a stipend to allow applicants full or partial support for the conversion of their PhD thesis into a book.

Candidates must have been awarded their PhD and should be within three years of PhD award at the time of application

Application Deadline: 6pm CET, 4th February 2022

Independent Scholar Fellowship

Providing a stipend to support applicants working outside of academia, to pursue a research project across the social sciences and humanities.

Applicants will not hold an appointment at an institution of higher education and research.

Application Deadline: 6pm CET, 4th March 2022

Early Career Fellowships

For scholars within 10 years of PhD award.

Mid-Career Fellowships

For scholars more than 10 years post-PhD.

Independent Scholar Fellowships

For independent scholars.

Collaborative Fellowships

For pairs of scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.

Political Economy Fellowships

For scholars working in Political Economy.

Small Group Projects

For groups of 2-10 scholars.

The ISRF seeks to fund innovative research which breaks with existing explanatory frameworks so as to address afresh empirical problems with no currently adequate theory or investigative methodology.

Innovation may also come from controversial theoretical approaches motivated by critical challenge of incumbent theories. Interdisciplinarity in the generation of new investigative initiatives may be achieved by combining and transforming empirical methods and theoretical insights from the social sciences. Projects ranging across the breadth of the social scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary research fields are welcome, and relevant applications from scholars working within the humanities and the natural sciences are also encouraged.